Thiruvananthapuram: The video of "murder of a Hindu woman by communists and jihadis" in Kerala tweeted out from handles of right-wing sympathisers has turned out to be fake.
The video was, in fact, from a street play organised by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) against the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh.
As per News18, DYFI clarified that the video was a part of a street play held at Manjeri in Malappuram district of Kerala. According to the DYFI president PA Mohammed Riyas, their intention was to highlight the role of RSS in the attack on freedom of speech.
The video shows two men dragging the woman out of car and shoot her. A man then addresses the onlookers in Malayalam. The only word non-Malayalam speakers understand in this monologue is RSS.
One of the first to tweet the video was a Twitter user called Amitesh Kumar, who called it "another gory murder in Kerala by Commie/Jihadi goons."
In the video, the man was actually saying that the "RSS murdered her for speaking against them." He further says, "This is the real face of RSS. Traitors. They are a threat. Silence is dangerous. This silence, despite fascism making its way into your kitchen, is dangerous."
DYFI has decided to file a complaint against those who are promoting such fake messages.